Position Title:     Cultural Class Teacher

Reports to:         Program Director

Hours:                Part Time: 20hours/month

Background

The Ethiopian Community in Seattle (ECS) is a 501 (c)(3) that serves immigrants and refugees of Ethiopian and East African
descent.  ECS was established in 1983 by a group of immigrants who volunteered their time, expertise and financial
resources to assist fellow immigrants to establish their livelihoods in Greater Seattle. Currently, ECS provides social services as well as long term programs
on health, education and housing.

Job Overview:

The Cultural Class Teacher will be responsible for designing and leading engaging weekly classes for children at Ethiopian Community in Seattle to educate them about the Ethiopian culture, language, history and traditions.   

Key Responsibilities:

·        Curriculum Development: Develop age-appropriate curriculum and lesson plans focused on Ethiopian culture, language, and traditions.

·        Cultural Program Instruction: Lead interactive and engaging weekly classes on Ethiopian culture and traditions, incorporating a variety of teaching methods and resources to ensure an enriching learning experience.

·        Language Instruction: Provide weekly instruction in basic and intermediate level Amharic language, including fun and interactive activities, games and songs.

·        Cultural Activities: Organize regular cultural activities at ECS Community Center to supplement classroom learning and foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of Ethiopian heritage.

·        Cultural Events: Collaborate with the community center to organize and participate in cultural events, performances, and celebrations that showcase Ethiopian traditions and customs.

·        Parental Involvement: Communicate regularly with parents to provide updates on students’ progress, encourage parental involvement, and solicit feedback to enhance the program

Required Qualifications

·        Strong passion for Ethiopian culture, history, and traditions.

·        Experience working with children in an educational or cultural setting.

·        Proficiency in Amharic and English

·        Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

·        Ability to develop engaging and age-appropriate curriculum.

·        Creative and innovative teaching approach.

·        Reliable and punctual.

·        Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse team and engage with the local Ethiopian community.

Schedule:

Weekly classes to be held on Saturday mornings for two hours per session.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter outlining their qualifications and interest in the
position to info@ecseattle.org. Please include “Cultural Class Teacher Application” in the subject line.

Deadline for Applications: February 15, 2024

 

COMPENSATION

•$25/hour

 

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This position offers an exciting opportunity to make a meaningful impact in the lives of children within the
Ethiopian community in Seattle while fostering cultural pride and identity. We encourage individuals who share our passion for Ethiopian heritage and education to apply.

ECS is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to
age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or any other class protected by law. 





Position Title:     Small Business Capital Readiness Project Coordinator

Reports to:          Program Director

Terms:                  Full Time, One year contract with a possibility of extension

 

Background

The Ethiopian Community in Seattle (ECS) is a 501 (c)(3) that serves immigrants and refugees of Ethiopian and East African
descent.  ECS was established in 1983 by a group of immigrants who volunteered their time, expertise and financial resources to assist fellow immigrants to establish their livelihoods in Greater Seattle.

Job Overview:

We are seeking a dynamic and motivated individual to join our team to lead the Small Business Capital Readiness Project.  In this role, you will support underserved small businesses through organizing group trainings and individualized financial coaching with a goal of building their capacity to access affordable loans and grow their business. The ideal candidate will be creative, highly organized, and with a mind set to reach the most underserved in the community.

Key Responsibilities:

Project Management:

·        Ensure all project deliverables are implemented within budget and timeline.

·        Submit regular reports to donor per reporting requirements.

Individualized Financial Coaching

·        Establish an intake system to understand specific needs of small businesses and allocate necessary time for coaching accordingly.

·        Come up with a tailored coaching plan for small businesses based on their specific needs and financial capacity level.

·        Provide financial coaching to help small businesses understand the types of capital they need and qualify for and the role of financing for the sustainability and growth of their business.

·        Provide tailored financial advice to help small businesses compile the documentation required to access affordable loans for their current or future capital needs.

·        Assist businesses in finding suitable financing options, guiding them through the application process and ensuring compliance.

·        Establish a system to facilitate feedback from small businesses who access coaching services.

Trainings

·        Organize educational workshops for small businesses to enhance their understanding of financial tools and strategies.

·        Hire and manage a financial consultant to lead the small business capital readiness trainings.

·        Collect feedback from each training to understand if objective of the training has been met and integrate feedback into subsequent trainings.

Monitoring and Evaluation

·        Develop and implement a project monitoring plan to measure the success of each training and individual coaching.

·        Hire and manage an evaluation consultant towards the end of the project to measure the success of the overall project.  

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Partnerships

·        Collaborate with Office of Economic Development of City of Seattle and a cohort of community based organizations engaged in addressing barriers to capital readiness to share experiences and lessons.

Required Qualifications

·        Bachelor’s degree in Finance or related field with two years of relevant experience OR a combination of education and/or
training and/or work experience which provides the ability to perform the work.

·        Strong written and verbal communication skills.

·        Highly organized and detail-oriented.

·        Proficiency in Microsoft Office

·        Proficient in Amharic and English

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

·        Experience in Project Management   

·        Knowledge of the Seattle’s Small Business Ecosystem. 

·        Experience working with refugees and immigrants and/or underserved communities

 

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

•Salary range is $55,000 -$65,000 annually.

•Excellent benefits package including:

Medical & Dental insurance with 100% of premium paid by ECS

 

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter outlining their qualifications and interest in the position to
info@ecseattle.org. Please include “Small Business Capital Readiness Project Coordinator” in the subject line.

Deadline for Applications: February 15, 2024

 

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ECS is an Equal Opportunity Employer
(EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to
age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity,
disability or any other class protected by law.


Ethiopian Community in Seattle  – Community Engagement Coordinator


Position Title:     Community Engagement Coordinator

Reports to:         Executive Director

Hours:                 Full Time
 

Background

The Ethiopian Community in Seattle (ECS) is a 501 (c)(3) that serves immigrants and refugees of Ethiopian and East African descent.  ECS was established in 1983 by a group of immigrants who volunteered their time, expertise and financial resources to assist fellow immigrants to establish their livelihoods in Greater
Seattle. Currently, ECS provides social services as well as long term programs on health, education and housing.

Job Overview:

We are seeking a dynamic and motivated individual to join our team as a Community Engagement Coordinator. In this
role, you will be responsible for cultivating and maintaining strong relationships with our organization’s community members through various
channels that can reach the most underserved in our community.  The ideal candidate will be creative, highly organized, and passionate about fostering a sense of community and engagement among our members.

Key Responsibilities:

Membership Management:

·        Develop and manage regular communication with members to ensure they stay engaged and active. 

·        Organize regular membership campaigns to increase the membership base of the organization

·        Develop and manage automatic reminder systems for members to pay membership dues on time.  

Volunteer Management

·        Develop and implement effective strategies for recruiting volunteers

·        Conduct outreach activities and build partnerships with other organizations to expand volunteer
opportunities.

·        Match volunteers with appropriate roles based on their skills, interests, and availability.

·        Maintain a volunteer schedule and ensure proper coverage for events and activities.

·        Organize appreciation events and activities to celebrate volunteers’ contributions.

·        Maintain accurate records of volunteer information, including contact details, hours worked, and accomplishments.

Social Media Management:

·        Develop and implement a comprehensive social media strategy to increase engagement and grow our community across platforms.

·        Create and curate engaging content for social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc.).

·        Monitor and respond to community feedback, comments, and inquiries on social media platforms.

·        Stay updated on social media trends and incorporate new approaches to enhance community engagement.

Newsletter Creation and Management:

·        Design, write, and distribute regular newsletters to keep community members informed about upcoming events, news, and relevant information.

·        Collaborate with different program leads to gather content for newsletters.

·        Monitor and analyze newsletter performance metrics, making data-driven decisions to optimize future communications.

Event Promotion and Coordination:

·        Work closely with Public Relations committee to promote events within the community including annual fundraising gala and various cultural celebrations.

·        Create and distribute event reminders through various channels to maximize attendance.

Community Feedback and Reporting:

·        Gather and analyze feedback from community members to identify areas for improvement and new opportunities.

·        Generate regular reports on community engagement metrics and provide insights for continuous improvement

Required Qualifications

·        Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications or a related field OR more than two years relevant experience in a non-profit setting

·        Proven experience in community engagement, social media management, or related roles

·        Strong written and verbal communication skills.

·        Familiarity with social media analytics tools and email marketing platforms.

·        Creative mindset with the ability to generate engaging content

·        Ability to work independently and collaboratively with diverse groups of people.

·        Highly organized and detail-oriented.

·        Proficiency in Microsoft Office and other relevant softwares

·        Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as needed.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

·        Proficiency in Amharic

·        Experience with APRICOT Software

·        Experience in project management   

·        Experience working with refugees and immigrants and/or underserved communities

 

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

•Salary range is $50,000 -$60,000 annually.

•Excellent benefits package including:

Medical & Dental insurance with 100% of premium paid by ECS

401k retirement program 1:1 company match up to 3% of annual pay with immediate
vesting

Application will close on February 15, 2024 EOD. 

To apply visit: 

https://www.idealist.org/en/nonprofit-job/d245edf5c5a14b2fb7068ea56b91f5fa-community-engagement-coordinator-ethiopian-community-in-seattle-seattle

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ECS is an Equal Opportunity Employer
(EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to
age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender
identity, disability or any other class protected by law.

 

 

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ECS will implement the Mental Health Promotion (MHP) Project from July 2020 to June 2021 with a goal of advancing health equity by improving access to mental health services for under- served communities through raising awareness and facilitating access to mental health resources. The goal is accomplished through 1) Training of community members on mental health 2) provide mental health consultations in places of worship and at ECS on designated times and 3) share educational materials and list of mental health resources in three Ethiopian languages.

ECS seeks to hire the services of a consultant who will design and implement a monitoring and evaluation plan. The plan and the findings from the evaluation will support ECS to understand the effectiveness of its interventions and overall impact of the project. The plan is expected to include a baseline and end line survey to gauge changes at outcome level and more targeted data collection during implementation to gauge effectiveness of specific outputs e.g., training. An in-depth analysis of findings from surveys and evaluation is expected at the end of the project period with description of the effectiveness and impact of the project. The findings of the evaluation will inform future designs of similar programs of ECS.

Evaluation questions should include but not limited to:

Effectiveness and Impact

Potential conclusions and recommendations:

The consultant is expected to submit a technical and financial proposal to ECS. The technical proposal should include a detailed description of the methodology to be utilized as well as how it plans to build on previous surveys. Financial proposal should include the budget to carry out the monitoring and evaluation and schedule of deliverables.

The consultant will work with the project team to ensure accurate representation and interpretation of the project activities, outcomes, and implications of the work. Interested applicants can reach out to ECS at 2063250304 or email info@ecseattle.org to secure more detailed information on the MHP project, including timelines and high-level success indicators.

Contracting is expected to start September 1, 2020 and is expected to be completed July 31, 2021. Qualifications

The consultancy will be part time for the duration of the contract, which is approximately 1 year. To apply, please submit your financial and technical proposal and three references to info@ecseattle.org with the headline “ Request for Proposal – Consultancy on Monitoring and Evaluation” or mail application to the Ethiopian Community in Seattle, 8323 Rainier Ave. S, Seattle, WA, 98118. Application will close by midnight PST on August 23, 2020. ​

Position Title: Book Keeper

Reports to: Executive Director

Hours: Part time, Seven hours a week

Background

The Ethiopian Community in Seattle (ECS) is a 501 (C) (3) with a mission to facilitate a seamless integration of all persons of Ethiopian origin with mainstream United States. Additionally, ECS aims to contribute to the social, cultural and civic life of the Puget Sound Area as well as assisting Ethiopians and Ethiopian Americans to preserve and share their ancient and rich cultural heritage.

The multilayered support provided by ECS makes community and critical connections possible for first- and second-generation Ethiopians who face all of the challenges of building a life in a new place. After helping community members gain a foothold with housing and employment, ECS works to breakdown additional barriers of language, health care and education critical to the full circle of success in any community.

ECS seeks to hire a book keeper to take care of the day to day finances of the organization on a part time basis.

Responsibilities

Required

To apply for this position, please submit an application to ECS by September 7, 2020 by e-mailing your application to sophiab@ecseattle.org or mail it to the Ethiopian Community in Seattle, 8323 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, 98118. Only applicants chosen for interview will be contacted.